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Paul is an Associate Researcher of the School of International Development at University of East Anglia (UEA). His research interests include economics, the political economy of international development, public policy and policy evaluation.



Paul is currently a Research Director (Evaluations) at Kantar Public, an international research, evidence and advisory business providing services to governments and the public realm, across all aspects of public policy. Kantar Public is the largest global specialist evidence and advisory business to the public sector, outside of the US. It currently operates permanent fully staffed offices in 21 countries.

He was previously employed as an Evaluation Specialist at the International Initative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), where he was a technical lead for impact evaluations, systematic reviews, evidence gap maps and rapid evidence reviews. He was also a Manager in 3ie's Synthesis and Reviews office in the U.K.

He also has more than 8 years experience working as a freelance research consultant on projects involving experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluations, systematic reviews, feasibility studies and econometric studies. He has worked on projects based in an array of countries (inc. Brazil, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda and Nicaragua) and with various organisations (e.g. the World Bank Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), World Health Organization (WHO), 3ie and Save the Children International). His work has contributed to research on a range of topics related to public governance, health, education, agricultural development and food security, energy and the environment and business regulation.



Paul has experience teaching on professional and university courses in development economics, statistics, and applied econometrics. This includes working as an Associate Tutor at UEA, where he contributed to the following courses: 

  • Applied Methods for Impact Evaluation (Masters Course) *
  • Development Perspectives (Masters Course)
  • Econometric Methods (Masters Course) *
  • Economic Policy Analysis (Masters Course) *** 
  • Economics for Development: Macroeconomics (Undergraduate Course) 
  • Impact Evaluation for Evidence-Based Policy (Professional Short Course) *
  • Methods in Human Geography (Undergraduate Course) **
  • Methods of Social Research (Undergraduate Course) ** 
  • Quantitative Evidence in Development (Undergraduate Course) *
  • Research Techniques and Analysis (Masters Course) **

Tutorials feature following software: * Stata, ** SPSS, *** GAMS


Academic Background

  • PhD Development Studies, University of East Anglia (UEA), UK. (2022).
  • MSc Impact Evaluation for International Development (Distinction), University of East Anglia (UEA), UK. (2016).
  • BSc Finance and Investment (First Class), University of Brighton (UoB), UK. (2014).


Scholarships and Awards

  • ESRC SeNSS PhD Studentship for Development Studies
  • University of East Anglia’s School of International Development Postgraduate Academic Excellence Award
  • The University of East Anglia's School of International Development Masters Prize for best overall performing student
  • The Development Studies Association & International Consulting Economists Association Masters Dissertation Prize
  • The AIRMIC Graduate Award for best performing graduate student in Finance and Investment


Referee for the journals

  • Resource and Energy Economics
  • Politics and Governance
  • Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law
  • Resources Policy
  • Extractive Industries and Society
  • Journal of Happiness Studies

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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